Sapphire Partners invests in early-stage venture capital funds globally.

We back emerging and established fund managers in the US, Europe, and Israel with deep expertise in enterprise and consumer technologies who are excited to share our mission to help early-stage entrepreneurs build companies of consequence.

We invest out of an evergreen fund structure designed to provide our venture capital fund managers with long-term capital.

Our differentiated approach:bringing more than money to the table.

Timing is everything so when the time is right for you, we provide perspective, industry insights, benchmarking and meaningful business value to you and your portfolio companies through our global network, proprietary venture database and dedicated Portfolio Growth programs. We strive to build long-term relationships, founded on trust and instilled with the spirit of collaboration.

We believe persistence is key. That is why we have an evergreen fund structure. It enables us to provide you with long-term capital – through fund investments and direct co-investments for multiple fund cycles.

Sapphire By the Numbers

150+

portfolio company exits in 3rd party funds since 2013

30+

portfolio companies in 3rd party funds valued at $1B+

300+

Global 2000 customer introductions annually

50+

events annually for our portfolio and ecosystem

We believe your LPs should be a strategic asset.

Making Business Connections that Matter

Beyond capital and expertise, our dedicated Portfolio Growth team – made up of business development, marketing, event and talent professionals – cultivates deep connections across the Global 2000 companies to help our underlying portfolio.

All In: Re-imagining Our Role as an LP in Venture

What does it look like to be an LP fully committed to venture? We live by three core principles that guide our work today and influence how we look to continually evolve to best serve our venture fund managers.

Providing Industry Insights

We work with leading venture funds, that reach across sectors and geographies, giving us a broad perspective on trends, best practices and insights. We share those industry insights with our fund managers through our thought leadership.

Benchmarking & Analysis

Our extensive benchmarking database allows users to compare performance with Sapphire’s broader portfolio across:

  • Business model / Investment themes
  • Performance by entry series
  • Performance by round size
  • Median ownership by series
  • Follow-on graduation rates
  • TVPI progression

Open LP

OpenLP is an effort to help foster greater understanding in the entrepreneur-to-GP-to-LP tech ecosystem. It is intended to be a resource for the venture community to hear from a diverse group of investors in venture funds and aims to help entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, LPs, and other stakeholders develop a greater understanding of the technology startup ecosystem.

News & Perspectives

OpenLP 2.0 – The Reboot

Many aspects of venture funding remain a mystery, even to those working within the industry. When we launched Sapphire Partners to invest in venture funds, we noticed the role of limited partners (LP), the folks who invest in venture funds and whose capital is then in turn invested in startups, was particularly opaque -- even for entrepreneurs and VCs who had been through several fund-raising cycles.

#OpenLP: What Makes a Good Annual Meeting? An LP’s Point of View

Annual meetings are simple in concept but can be difficult to execute well. At Sapphire Partners, we are constantly asked what makes a good annual meeting, which makes sense given the typical GP attends one annual meeting (their own) while limited partners attend dozens.

#OpenLP: The internationalisation of venture capital: will this affect LP allocations?

This article originally appeared on SuperReturn365 in March 2019.Venture capital is becoming increasingly globalised. The VC stronghold is said to be shifting to regions outside the US, and VCs are moving to make investments across multiple